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COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER
GR-FX11
INSTRUCTIONS
CONTENTS
Power ............................................. 6
Date/Time Settings ............................. 9
Tape Length Setting ........................... 10
Grip Adjustment ............................... 12
Viewfinder Adjustment ....................... 12
Shoulder Strap Attachment .................. 13
Tripod Mounting ............................... 13
Basic Recording ................................ 14
Basic Features ................................. 16
Advanced Features ............................ 19
Basic Playback ................................. 34
Features ........................................ 35
Random Assemble Editing .................... 42
Insert Editing ................................... 46
Audio Dubbing ................................. 47
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Indications ...................................... 51
Terms ........................................... 54
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LYT0495-001A

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    COMPACT VHS CAMCORDER GR-FX11 INSTRUCTIONS CONTENTS GETTING STARTED Power ... 6 Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal ... 8 Date/Time Settings ... 9 Tape Length Setting ... 10 Loading/Unloading A Cassette ... 11 Grip Adjustment ... 12 Viewfinder Adjustment ... 12 Shoulder Strap Attachment ... 13 Tripod Mounting ...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Compact VHS camcorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of this product. Using This Instruction Manual •All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover.
  • Page 3 Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark The Crossed Out Dust Bin Mark on the battery pack indicates that the product complies with Directives 91/157/EEC and 93/86/EEC. Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery pack must be recycled or disposed of properly. This camcorder is designed exclusively for the VHS-C video cassette.
  • Page 4: Major Features

    REMEMBER The Logical Choice The only compact video cassettes that can be used with your VHS VCR* Programme AE with Special Effects ( pg. 20, 21) Electronic Fog Filter ND Effect Sepia Twilight Sports Nega/Posi 1/2000 sec. High Speed Shutter Menu Adjustment pg.
  • Page 5: Quick Operation Guide

    QUICK OPERATION GUIDE SUPPLY POWER Hook on. Push in. BATTERY RELEASE Using the battery pack Hook its end to the camcorder ( battery pack in until it locks in place ( (Charging procedure, pg. 6) To remove the battery pack Slide BATTERY RELEASE and pull out the battery pack.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Battery pack BN-V11U, BN-V12U or BN-V20U Marks CHARGE indicator DC OUT connector Battery pack BN-V11U approx. 1 hr. 10 min. BN-V12U (optional) approx. 1 hr. 10 min. BN-V20U (optional) approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Charge marker ATTENTION: Charging a battery with some charge remaining reduces that battery’s capacity.
  • Page 7: Using Ac Power

    Hook on. Push in. BATTERY RELEASE ATTENTION: Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off. Failure to do so can result in a camcorder malfunction. INFORMATION: VU-V856KIT is a set composed of the BN-V856U battery pack and AA-V80EK AC Power Adapter/Charger.
  • Page 8: Clock (lithium) Battery Insertion/removal

    Slot Battery holder GETTING STARTED Clock (Lithium) Battery Insertion/Removal This battery is necessary for clock operation and to perform date/time settings. SWITCH OFF POWER Switch off the unit’s power and remove the power supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.).
  • Page 9: Date/time Settings

    MENU Button Power lamp Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN DATE TIME DATE/TIME Menu YEAR 1999 MONTH 24-hour indication TIME 22 : 50 EXIT NEXT M .
  • Page 10: Tape Length Setting

    MENU Button SP/LP Recording Mode Button Select Dial Viewfinder Tape length indicator Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN TAPE LENGTH TAPE LENGTH Setting Menu EXIT NEXT M .
  • Page 11: Loading/unloading A Cassette

    Cassette holder Close Button EJECT Switch Turn to take up slack. Erase Protection Gear Loading/Unloading A Cassette OPEN CASSETTE HOLDER Slide EJECT until the holder opens. Do not use force to open. INSERT/REMOVE CASSETTE Make sure the label is facing outward. CLOSE CASSETTE HOLDER Press the Close button and make sure the holder is closed and locked.
  • Page 12: Grip Adjustment

    Power Zoom Lever Recording Start/Stop Button Set to “CAMERA” (“AUTO” or “PRO.”) PAUSE GETTING STARTED Grip Adjustment EXPAND LOOP Separate the Velcro strip. INSERT HAND Pass your right hand through the loop and grasp the grip. ADJUST STRAP LENGTH Adjust so that your thumb and fingers can easily operate the Recording Start/Stop Button and Power Zoom Lever.
  • Page 13: Shoulder Strap Attachment

    Shoulder Strap Attachment ATTACH STRAP Following the illustration on left, thread the strap through the top of the eyelet thread it through the buckle to attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet , making sure the strap is not twisted. ADJUST LENGTH Adjust as shown in the illustration on left Tripod Mounting...
  • Page 14: Recording

    LENS COVER Open/Close Ring Power Switch EJECT Switch Recording Start/Stop Button Power lamp Tally lamp (lights while recording is in progress) Power Switch Position According to the Power Switch position you have selected, the following functions are available: AUTO (Full Auto mode): Allows you to record using NO special effects or manual adjustments.
  • Page 15: Viewfinder Indications

    Tape remaining time indicator 25MIN (Now calculating) Recording Start/Stop Button DISPLAY Button STOP RECORDING Press the Recording Start/Stop Button again to stop recording. •The camcorder re-enters the Record-Standby mode. 120MIN NOTES: The cassette holder cannot be opened unless a power 119MIN supply is attached.
  • Page 16: Basic Features

    Zoom in Display Zoom indicator bar Zoom level indicator Approximate zoom ratio Power Zoom Lever FEATURE: PURPOSE: To produce the zoom in/out effect, or an instantaneous change in image magnification. Digital circuitry extends the maximum magnification offered by optical zoom. This system is called Digital Zoom out Zoom.
  • Page 17: Quick Review

    FEATURE: PURPOSE: To check the end of the last recording. OPERATION: 1) Press 2 and release quickly during the Record– Standby mode. Tape is rewound for about 1 second and played back automatically, then pauses in Record–Standby mode for the next shot. NOTE: Distortion may occur at the start of playback.
  • Page 18 5 SEC. REC Button P. STABILIZER Button Display PAUSE 5 Sec. Rec mode indicator Picture stabilizer indicator RECORDING FEATURE: PURPOSE: To compensate for unstable images caused by camera- shake, particularly at high magnification. OPERATION: 1) Press P. STABILIZER. “ To switch off the Picture Stabilizer, press P.
  • Page 19: Advanced Features

    RECORDING Advanced Features [Ex.: Fader] Fade in Display After 2 sec. EFFECT MOSAIC EFFECT MOSAIC FADER MOSAIC SHUTTER SLIDE (No indication) Power EFFECT Button Switch Recording Start/Stop Button Fade/Wipe These effects let you make pro-style scene transitions. Fade- or wipe-in works at recording start, and fade- or wipe-out works at recording end.
  • Page 20: Programme Ae With Special Effects

    Display After 2 sec. P.AE : SEPIA : SEPIA SEPIA SPORTS ND : ND EFFECT FG : TWILIGHT S1/2000 NEGA/POSI P.AE Button RECORDING Programme AE With Special Effects All you have to do to access any of the variety of shooting effects is press P.AE.
  • Page 21 Display SEPIA Sepia The scene being shot is recorded in sepia-tinted (reddish-brown) monochrome, giving the effect of an older movie. Use together with Wide ( for the authentic look of a classic Hollywood movie. SPORTS Sports High shutter speed clearly captures fast-moving action.
  • Page 22 Select Dial Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN DATE TIME DISP. DATE/TIME DISP. AUTO DATE Menu DATE TIME DATE&TIME EXIT FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN 25. 12. 99 AUTO DATE 25 .
  • Page 23: Instant Titles

    Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN TITLE TITLE Menu HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY HOLIDAYS OUR FAMILY MOVIE STAR PARTY TIME MERRY CHRISTMAS WEDDING DAY CONGRATULATIONS EXIT FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX...
  • Page 24: Using Menu For Detailed Adjustment

    Select Dial MENU Button Display (ex. Menu Screen available using the MENU Button) Menu Screen 1 NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN Menu Screen 2 BACK REC. TIME INT.
  • Page 25 MENU SCREEN EXPLANATIONS Menu Screen Available Using The Select Dial FOCUS AUTO MANU EXPOSURE AUTO MANU WIDE S.LX NORMAL Allows you to superimpose one of eight preset titles ( TITLE Makes the date/time settings appear in the camcorder or on a connected monitor DATE/TIME DISP.
  • Page 26 Menu Screen Available Using The MENU Button (cont.) Allows you to set the current date and time ( DATE/TIME Allows you to set the tape length depending on the tape used ( TAPE LENGTH This feature allows you to set the parameters for Animation and Time-Lapse REC TIME recording ( This feature allows you to set the parameters for Self-Timer (...
  • Page 27: Exposure Control

    Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN EXPOSURE EXPOSURE Menu AUTO MANU EXIT Manual Exposure Screen Exposure control level counter To brighten the image – – To darken the image Exposure Control This feature automatically adjusts the iris for the best available picture quality, but you can override and make...
  • Page 28: Auto Focus

    Focus detection zone RECORDING Advanced Features (cont.) Focusing AUTO FOCUS The camcorder’s Full Range AF system offers continuous shooting ability from close-up to infinity. However, correct focus may not be obtainable in the situations listed below (in these cases use manual focusing): •When two subjects overlap in the same scene.
  • Page 29: Manual Focus

    Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen FOCUS AUTO EXPOSURE AUTO WIDE S.LX TITLE DATE TIME DISP. RETURN FOCUS FOCUS Menu AUTO MANU EXIT Manual Focus Screen MANUAL FOCUS NOTE: You should already have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments ( pg.
  • Page 30: White Balance Adjustment

    MENU Button Select Dial Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN M.W.B. M.W.B. Menu AUTO : FINE : CLOUD : HALOGEN EXIT RECORDING White Balance Adjustment A term that refers to the correctness of colour reproduction under various lighting.
  • Page 31 White paper Select Dial Power Switch Display Menu Screen NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN M.W.B. M.W.B. Menu AUTO : FINE : CLOUD : HALOGEN EXIT Manual White Balance Operation If the camera is operating in PRO.
  • Page 32 MENU Button Select Dial Recording Start/Stop Button Display Menu Screen 1 NEXT M . W . B . AUTO D . ZOOM TELE MACRO DATE TIME TAPE LENGTH RETURN Menu Screen 2 BACK REC. TIME INT. TIME TALLY LAMP JLIP ID NO DEMO MODE RETURN INT.
  • Page 33 Animation You can give stationary scenes or objects an illusion of movement. This function allows you to shoot a series of pictures, each slightly different, of the same object for a brief period of time. NOTE: Before performing the following steps, make sure that: The Power Switch is set to “PRO.”.
  • Page 34: Playback Basic Playback

    Rewind (2) Button Fast-Forward (3) Button Play/Pause (4/6) Button Stop (5) Button EJECT Switch Power lamp Battery pack remaining power indicator Tape counter Recording mode indicator S ET M 1 : 23 : 45 TAPE END VOLUNE Viewfinder indications LOAD A CASSETTE Slide EJECT to open the cassette holder, then insert the cassette with the label facing out.
  • Page 35: Features

    “AT” blinks. When Auto Tracking finishes, the indication disappears. NOTES: When noise bars appear during playback, the camcorder enters the Auto Tracking mode and “AT” is displayed. Manual Tracking may not work with tapes recorded on other VCRs or camcorders.
  • Page 36: Still Playback

    Rewind (2) Button Fast-Forward (3) Button Play/Pause (4/6) Button Stop (5) Button COUNTER R/M Button Power Switch FEATURE: PURPOSE: To pause during playback. OPERATION: 1) Press 4/6 during playback. 2) To resume normal playback, press 4/6 again. NOTE: Noise bars appear and pictures may become monochrome during Still Playback.
  • Page 37: Using The Cassette Adapter (optional)

    PLAYBACK Using The Cassette Adapter (optional) Compartment door Sliding latch Compact video cassette Recording safety hole Cassette Adapter (optional) Use this to play back a VHS-C video cassette recorded with this camcorder on a VHS VCR. It is fully compatible with any VHS video cassette recorder.
  • Page 38: Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing

    These are some basic types of connections. When making connections, refer also to your VCR and TV instruction manuals. Basic Connections Use the provided Audio/Video cable. Connector cover* Connection For Tape Dubbing Use the provided Audio/Video cable. Connector cover* * When connecting the cables, open this cover. PLAYBACK Basic Connections And Tape Dubbing To Video...
  • Page 39 Basic Connections CONFIRM POWER-OFF STATUS Make sure the camcorder’s power is off. CONNECT CAMCORDER TO TV OR Pull out the connector cover and open it. Connect as shown in the illustration ( If using a VCR . . . go to step 3. If not .
  • Page 40: Using The Remote Control Unit (optional)

    USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) The Full-Function Remote Control Unit can operate this camcorder from a distance as well as the basic operations (Playback, Stop, Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind) of your VCR. The RM-V700U remote control unit (optional) makes additional recording functions possible. Lock hole RM-V700U (optional)
  • Page 41: Self-timer, Animation And Time-lapse

    Transmitted beam effective area Remote sensor When using the remote control, be sure to point it at the remote sensor. The illustration shows the approximate transmitted beam effective area for indoor use. The transmitted beam may not be effective or may cause incorrect operation outdoors or when the remote sensor is directly exposed to sunlight or powerful lighting.
  • Page 42: Random Assemble Editing

    ( A ) ( B ) You are now ready to try Random Assemble Editing. IMPORTANT Although the MBR is compatible with JVC VCRs and those of many other makers, it may not work with yours or may offer limited functions.
  • Page 43: Make Connections

    CONNECT TO . . . JVC VCR EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE PAUSE TERMINAL Connect the editing cable to the Remote PAUSE terminal. JVC VCR NOT EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE Open the cover. PAUSE TERMINAL BUT EQUIPPED WITH R.A. EDIT CONNECTOR Connect the editing cable to the R.A.EDIT connector.
  • Page 44 USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) Remote sensor Power Switch PLAY IN/OUT RM-V700U (optional) 0 : 00 : 25 - - : - - : - - COUNTER 0 : 00 : 25 0 : 00 : 00 TOTAL 0 : 00 : 25 0 : 01 : 05 0 : 03 : 18 0 : 03 : 31...
  • Page 45 Original tape (camcorder) IN OUT Edited tape (VCR) MENU Button PAUSE (6) Button STOP (5) Button REW (2) Button Recording Start/Stop Button Power Switch Remote Sensor RM-V700U (optional) VCR REC STBY ON/OFF AUTOMATIC EDITING TO VCR PREPARE SOURCE TAPE Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of the scene you want to edit and press PAUSE.
  • Page 46: Insert Editing

    USING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (optional) Power Switch Rewind (2) Button Fast-Forward (3) Button Play/Pause (4/6) Button Stop (5) Button COUNTER R/M Button Display M 0 : 12 : 34 Remote sensor START/STOP PLAY PAUSE RM-V700U (optional) Insert Editing You can record a new scene onto a previously recorded tape, replacing a section of the original recording with minimal picture distortion at the in- and out-points.
  • Page 47: Audio Dubbing

    Display Audio dubbing M 0 : 05 : 20 indicator Remote sensor Microphone A. DUB PLAY PAUSE STOP RM-V700U (optional) Audio Dubbing You can record a new soundtrack on a prerecorded tape. The existing original sound is erased and replaced by the sound from the built-in microphone.
  • Page 48: User Maintenance

    LENS COVER Open/Close Ring BATTERY RELEASE Set to “OFF”. Close button EJECT NOTES: Avoid using strong cleaning agents such as benzine or alcohol. Cleaning should be done only after the battery pack has been removed or other power units have been disconnected.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING If, after following the steps in the chart below, the problem still exists, please consult your JVC dealer. The camcorder is a microcomputer-controlled device. External noise and interference (from a TV, a radio, etc.) might prevent it from functioning properly. In such cases, first disconnect its power supply unit (battery pack, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, etc.) and clock battery;...
  • Page 50 After a few minutes, try turning the power on again. If the error number still appears in the viewfinder, consult your nearest JVC dealer. The dioptre needs to be adjusted ( The scene being shot is adversely affecting the operation of Auto Focus ( pg.
  • Page 51: Index

    Appears if dirty heads are detected during recording. In such a case, use the optional Cleaning Cassette. If, after using it, the problems still exist, consult your nearest JVC dealer. ” blinks (battery pg. 29 pg. 27 pg. 30 pg.
  • Page 52: Controls, Connectors And Indicators

    INDEX Controls, Connectors And Indicators 3 4 5 & t...
  • Page 53: Other Parts

    Tripod Mounting Socket ... are located beneath the Random Assemble Editing ( such as a personal computer. For further details consult your nearest JVC dealer. is not possible if the VCR is not equipped with a J terminal. Be careful not to cover this area; a sensor necessary for shooting is built-in here.
  • Page 54: Terms

    AC Power Adapter/Charger ... Animation Recording ... Audio Dubbing ... Auto Date Record ... Auto Focus ... Auto Shut off ... Battery Pack ... Car Battery ... Charge Marker ... Charge The Battery Pack ... Clean The Camcorder ... Clock (Lithium) Battery ... Connections ...
  • Page 55: Cautions

    CAUTIONS Battery Packs The battery packs are nickel-cadmium or nickel metal-hydride batteries. Before using the supplied battery pack or an optional battery pack, be sure to read the following cautions: 1. To avoid hazard ..do not burn..
  • Page 56 Serious malfunctioning If malfunctioning occurs, stop using the unit immediately and consult your local JVC dealer. Special Notes On Video Heads Dust and dirt on video heads 1. Always allow enough time for your camcorder to acclimatize to its environment before using it.
  • Page 57: Specifications

    •Remote Control Unit RM-V700U •Active Carrying Bag CB-V7U •Cassette Adapter C-P7U Some accessories are not available in some areas. Please consult your nearest JVC dealer for details on accessories and their availability. Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise indicated.
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  • Page 60 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan COPYRIGHT© 2000 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. 0100MKV...

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